Calories - I just dont get it?

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Registered: 06-16-2010
Calories - I just dont get it?
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Wed, 06-16-2010 - 8:28am

I am Poppy and I am trying to shape up my body and Lose belly fat. I want to weigh near 145 by the end of the year. Right now I weigh 180 and I am 5'7. I have some questions about Calories in vs. Calories out.

I have looked on several different webpages and everything refers back to 3500 calories = 1 pound. I understand that and I understand that a deficit of 500 calories is the loss of 1 pound/week and 1000 calories is the loss of 2 pounds/week - but this is my initial Question:

I signed up with Livestrong.com/dailyplate and there calculator told me I needed to eat 1615 calories a day to lose 2lbs a week. I checked the moderately active box because I work in and out of my house all day and I am up and down the stairs and a few times a week I either bicycle for about 45 minutes, or I play Tennis for an hour, or I walk either on a track or in my house for another hour & sometimes 30 minutes.

So, If I decide to exercise MORE within a week, do I need to add more calories into my diet by EATING More ?

or do I just continue to lose more weight than 2 lbs a week due to the extra Exercises I am doing?

and ONE more Question - since I checked the Moderately Active box and mod active equals to 3-5 days of exercise - and I decide to workout 5 days a week, do I need to workout 1000 calories a DAY or 1000 calories a WEEK to lose the 2 pounds?

I want to make sure I understand this correctly!!!

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Registered: 12-31-2006
Wed, 06-16-2010 - 1:54pm

Let me see if I can help ...


So, If I decide to exercise MORE within a week, do I need to add more calories into my diet by EATING More ?

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Registered: 06-16-2010
Wed, 06-16-2010 - 3:39pm

WOW, You Rock! Thanks! I've asked those Q's before on a cafemom board and all I got was backlash for eating too low calories or for being too old to know BETTER!

thank you - thank you
Poppy

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Registered: 05-05-2009
Sat, 06-19-2010 - 4:39pm

Hi Colleen!

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Registered: 05-05-2009
Sat, 06-19-2010 - 4:42pm

Hi Poppy,


Welcome to our board.

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Thu, 07-08-2010 - 2:33pm

Hi! Just out of curiousity I took your question to our Health, Diet, and Wellness Expert, Dr. Madelyn Fernstrom and this is what she had to say:


http://messageboards.ivillage.com/n/mb/message.asp?webtag=iv-fbmadelyn&msg=220.2&x=y


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Thu, 07-08-2010 - 4:00pm

Thanks for all your answers. Sorry I was away for so long. I thought I'd go checkout www.sparkpeople.com ... No comment!

I answered the question that one of you posted to Dr. Fernstrom here > http://messageboards.ivillage.com/n/mb/message.asp?webtag=iv-fbmadelyn&msg=220.3&ctx=0